There is a tiny island at the end of Loch Ruthven which is just one of the many Crannogs that could once be found all over the Highlands.

A Crannog is a little island in the middle of a loch which early people built their houses on. Why was it in the middle of the loch? Well, it was to keep enemies from attacking and intruding.

They built a Crannog by using thick tree trunks and piled them up on the loch bed until they had a platform above the level of the water. After that they built a secret path or causeway just under the water so the people living in the Crannog could get across but other people would not know the path was there and could not intrude so easily.


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